Euro governments want Big Tech to pay for internet improvements
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This will go down well 

After failing to get Big Tech to pay any significant amounts of tax, the government's of France, Italy and Spain are stepping up pressure on the European Commission to come up with legislation that ensures Big Tech firms partly finance telecoms infrastructure.

Foreign countries continue to clamp down on big tech
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While the US Supreme court lets them do what they like

While the US Supreme Court appears to be letting Big Tech get away with murder, foreign governments are taking a different approach.

US Supreme Court protects Big Tech
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Monday, 04 July 2022 12:07

US Supreme Court protects Big Tech


Federal government moves to protect consumers unconsitutional

The US Supremes might be making a move to protect Big Tech from efforts made by the federal government to restrain their power.

Big Tech not all that keen on AI products
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Thursday, 23 June 2022 11:21

Big Tech not all that keen on AI products


The only way is Ethics 

Search engine outfit Google is not rushing to turn its cloud into AI based decision making.

Democrats might abandon big tech constraints
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Terrified of losing the election if their employers get cross

A bipartisan legislative effort to rein in the nation's largest tech companies is facing fresh resistance from a faction of Senate Democrats who are worried that Big Tech will cut off their lobbying money before they go into an election.

Big Tech staff want their companies to do more for Ukraine
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A powerful lobby group

Staff working for big tech companies are providing their management with a powerful motivation to do more to isolate Tsar Putin and his chronies and do more for Ukraine.

Big Tech uses energy-optimised machine-learning
Published in PC Hardware


We are going to save the planet

Tech’s biggest names are teaming up with boffins to develop energy-optimised machine-learning and quantum-computing systems under the MIT AI Hardware Programme.

EU agree to curb Big Tech
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Friday, 25 March 2022 10:55

EU agree to curb Big Tech


Landmark laws 

Negotiators from the European Parliament and EU member states have agreed on a landmark law to curb the market dominance of United States tech giants such as Google, Meta, Amazon and Apple.

Cash-strapped Italy wants to give $4.6 billion to US big tech
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Yeah that will work

Debt-ridden Italy, which is now so dependent on Russian gas it is facing a huge energy crisis if Tsar Putin turns the lights off, thinks it is a wizard idea to give more than $4.6 billion that it does not have to wealthy chip makers.

Australia proved that governments can stand up to Big Tech
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Sort of

When the Australian government stood up to Big Tech most expected it to cave in after Google threatened to leave the country, but it did not happen.